Rotterdam, Netherlands – World number six Andy Murray will compete in the ATP tournament in Rotterdam next week after receiving a wildcard, organisers confirmed on Friday.
The Wimbledon champion, who is fighting to recover his best form after a back operation, is set to feature alongside the likes of last year's winner Juan Martin Del Potro and Tomas Berdych.
Murray, who lost in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open in January to Roger Federer, is scheduled to play in Acapulco later this month before the higher-profile tournaments at Indian Wells and Miami.
“Last week I contacted Andy Murray and his management,” said Rotterdam tournament director Richard Krajicek.
“Because he didn't have a tournament planned between Australian Open and Acapulco and came back from Australia free from physical issues, it seemed like a good idea to both of us if he came to Rotterdam.
“After consultation with his coach Ivan Lendl he decided. Obviously this is a great addition to our already very strong field. An excellent opportunity.”
The Scot has won the Rotterdam title once before, beating Rafael Nadal in the final in 2009. – Sapa-AFP